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Patriots.com Triple-Threat Mock Draft
The real NFL Draft is less than two weeks away, which means it's prime time for mock drafts to be finalized. With that in mind Patriots.com has put together a three-way battle of mocks with the Patriots Football Weekly boys pitting their immense knowledge against the staff of Patriots Today as well as budding draftnik and Kraft Sports Production jack-of-all-trades Matt LaPan. Read all three now and in a little more than a week we'll all find out which mock least deserves to be, well, mocked!
Patriots Football Weekly
Man of the People,
|1. Indianapolis Colts||Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford||Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford||Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford|
|2. Washington Redskins (from STL)||Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor||Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor||Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor|
|3. Minnesota Vikings||Matt Kalil, T, USC||Matt Kalil, T, USC||Matt Kalil, T, USC|
|4. Cleveland Browns||Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama||Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State||Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama|
|5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU||Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU||Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU|
|6. St. Louis Rams (from WAS)||Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State||Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama||Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State|
|7. Jacksonville Jaguars||Melvin Ingrim, DE, South Carolina||Melvin Ingrim, DE, South Carolina||Melvin Ingrim, DE, South Carolina|
|8. Miami Dolphins||Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina||Ryan Tennehill, QB, Texas A&M||Ryan Tennehill, QB, Texas A&M|
|9. Carolina Panthers||Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame||Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State||Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis|
|10. Buffalo Bills||Riley Reiff, T, Iowa||Riley Reiff, T, Iowa||Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame|
|11. Kansas City Chiefs||Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis||Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College||Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College|
|12. Seattle Seahawks||Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College||Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina||Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina|
|13. Arizona Cardinals||Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State||Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama||Riley Reiff, T, Iowa|
|14. Dallas Cowboys||Mark Barron, S, Alabama||Mark Barron, S, Alabama||Mark Barron, S, Alabama|
|15. Philadelphia Eagles||Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama||Michael Brockers, DT, LSU||Michael Brockers, DT, LSU|
|16. New York Jets||Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois||Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame||Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama|
|17. Cincinnati Bengals (from OAK)||Janoris Jenkins,CB, North Alabama||Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis||David DeCastro, G, Stanford|
|18. San Diego Chargers||David DeCastro, G, Stanford||Jonathan Martin, T, Stanfor||Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois|
|19. Chicago Bears||Cordy Glenn, G, Georgia||Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois||Cordy Glenn, G, Georgia|
|20. Tennessee Titans||Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina||Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State||Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama|
|21. Cincinnati Bengals||Mike Adams, T, Ohio State||David DeCastro, G, Stanford||Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina|
|22. Cleveland Browns (from ATL)||Jonathan Martin, T, Stanford||Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina||Jonathan Martin, T, Stanford|
|23. Detroit Lions||Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama||Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama||Nick Perry, DE, USC|
|24. Pittsburgh Steelers||Dont'a Hightower, LB, Alabama||Nick Perry, DE, USC||Dont'a Hightower, LB, Alabama|
|25. Denver Broncos||Michael Brockers, DT, LSU||Andre Branch, DE, Clemson||Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State|
|26. Houston Texans||Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech||Cordy Glenn, G, Georgia||Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor|
|27. New England Patriots (from NO)||Kendall Reyes, DT, Connecticut||Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin||Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama|
PFW: Kendall Reyes is a versatile, productive, experienced defensive line prospect -- a position where the Patriots could use some top-end talent next to Vince Wilfork.
Brian Lowe: There is a need for a long-term, blue-chip building block along the interior of the offensive line, and Peter Konz is an ideal fit.
Matt LaPan: Jenkins has had a lot of off the field problems but is still an extremely talented player. He has elite ball skills and the speed to cover anyone. Bill Belichick has taken risks on players like Jenkins before and with the extreme need for defensive talent, Jenkins is a gamble that the Patriots should be more than willing to take.
|28. Green Bay Packers||Nick Perry, DE, USC||Kendall Reyes, DT, Connecticut||Andre Branch, DE, Clemson|
|29. Baltimore Ravens||Andre Branch, DE, Clemson||Kevin Zeitler, G, Wisconsin||Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin|
|30. San Francisco 49ers||Kevin Zeitler, G, Wisconsin||Shea McClellin, OLB, Boise State||Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech|
|31. New England Patriots||Shea McClellin, OLB, Boise State||Devon Still, DT, Penn State||Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse|
PFW: Shea McClellin has the prototypical potential and versatility for the edge of Bill Belichick's defense -- a spot that's the team's biggest need and has been for a few years.
Brian Lowe: Bill O'Brien's loss at Penn State is Bill Belichick's gain in New England. Vince Wilfork was the last great DL draft pick by the Pats.
Matt LaPan: Chandler Jones is the type of versatile, physical player that Bill Belichick loves. His size and athletic ability allows him to play 4-3 defensive end and 3-4 outside linebacker. Could fill the void that Mark Anderson left when he went to Buffalo.
|32. New York Giants||Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford||Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford||Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford|